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1 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife.

2 And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.

3 For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed,

4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,

5 To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?

7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:

8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:

10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.

11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?

13 But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.


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Matthew Henry's 1 Corinthians Chapter 5 Bible commentary...

The apostle blames the Corinthians for connivance at an incestuous person; (1-8) and directs their behaviour towards those guilty of scandalous crimes. (9-13)1-8 The apostle notices a flagrant abuse, winked at by the Corinthians. Party spirit, and a false notion of Christian liberty, seem to have saved the offender from censure. Grievous indeed is it that crimes should sometimes be committed by professors of the gospel, of which even heathens would be ashamed. Spiritual pride and false doctrines tend to bring in, and to spread such scandals. How dreadful the effects of sin! The devil reigns where Christ does not. And a man is in his kingdom, and under his power, when not in Christ. The bad example of a man of influence is very mischievous; it spreads far and wide. Corrupt principles and examples, if not corrected, would hurt the whole church. Believers must have new hearts, and lead new lives. Their common conversation and religious deeds must be holy. So far is the sacrifice of Christ our Passover for us, from rendering personal and public holiness unnecessary, that it furnishes powerful reasons and motives for it. Without holiness we can neither live by faith in him, nor join in his ordinances with comfort and profit.

9-13 Christians are to avoid familiar converse with all who disgrace the Christian name. Such are only fit companions for their brethren in sin, and to such company they should be left, whenever it is possible to do so. Alas, that there are many called Christians, whose conversation is more dangerous than that of heathens!


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Dianepayne's 1 Corinthians Chapter 5 comment about verse 11 on 7/21/2014, 3:39pm...

i love it thank you!


Lucille Clemmons's 1 Corinthians Chapter 5 comment on 4/29/2014, 8:38am...

Straight to the point, lets you know exactly whats right, or which way to go. Because it will be God 's way or no way, Listen to the word of God, he will not lead you wrong, Only the enemy can do that, as I have often heard, you can 't serve to masters. Either you will love one and hate the other! I choose God!


Matthew Chapter 5's 1 Corinthians Chapter 5 comment on 3/27/2014, 2:55pm...

Fornicators shall not inherit the kingdom of God.Thank God for the blood of Jesus Christ and that is coming from Matthew Chapter 5.Peace


Dave Lazerow's 1 Corinthians Chapter 5 comment about verse 5 on 3/18/2014, 2:24pm...

Temptation to take part in fornication is always a danger When we think that we are immune to immorality often comes the test and we feel torn wanting to satisfy the craving of our natural bodies and the new life in the Spirit One thought can lead to other others down error road and and the natural inclinations take over Keeping our minds shielded from sin through the mind of Christ is the only way we can defeat the lusts of the flesh Thanks be to God that He has put the mind of Christ into us so we can recall his life giving words of power The cross is painful but necessary What do you think


Darren Otey's 1 Corinthians Chapter 5 comment about verse 7 on 3/09/2014, 1:17am...

I feel that God is saying that we are to remove our old selves and allow Him to put in Him However this is just a thought of mine I want to thank you for this site because I am only a KJV person Could you give me info on how to debate or stand my ground on this true translation


Herman's 1 Corinthians Chapter 5 comment on 12/28/2013, 10:05am...

This also is in tune with what we let influence is. Everything we see, hear, even touch has a great influence on what we think of next. The more a "little" bad influence pulls us away from the"truth",the less we recognize what bad influence is and what it can do to us as Christians.


KBilly Manuel's 1 Corinthians Chapter 5 comment about verse 6 on 12/15/2013, 12:28am...

A little evil goes a long way and has a great influence on those who are ignorant of God's Word.


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